Malaysia

  • Poaching DAP members good for Warisan now but hurts Opposition in long run, say analysts

    16 hours ago

    Poaching DAP members good for Warisan now but hurts Opposition in long run, say analysts

    KOTA KINABALU, Jan 22 ― Parti Warisan was accelerating its expansion into Peninsular Malaysia by recruiting disgruntled DAP members but such moves will create stumbling blocks...

  • Wisma Putra: Malaysia remains committed towards nuclear disarmament

    13 hours ago

    Wisma Putra: Malaysia remains committed towards nuclear disarmament

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 ― Malaysia reaffirms its unwavering commitment towards nuclear disarmament and will continue to work closely with other partners to attain a world free from...

  • Ministry to revive music festivals in Sarawak despite Covid-19 challenges

    14 hours ago

    Ministry to revive music festivals in Sarawak despite Covid-19 challenges

    KUCHING, Jan 22 ― Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah wants all the music festivals in Sarawak to resume this year to revive the tourism industry. The Minister for Tourism,...

  • Police to reroute six KL roads ahead of #TangkapAzamBaki rally tomorrow

    1 day ago

    Police to reroute six KL roads ahead of #TangkapAzamBaki rally tomorrow

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — Police will divert traffic at six major roads in the city tomorrow, when a rally to protest against Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief...

  • Former Bersih 2.0 chair criticises police over KL lockdown ahead of #TangkapAzamBaki rally

    1 day ago

    Former Bersih 2.0 chair criticises police over KL lockdown ahead of #TangkapAzamBaki rally

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — Bersih 2.0 former chairman Maria Chin Abdullah urged authorities today to allow the #TangkapAzamBaki rally tomorrow to proceed peacefully. The Petaling...

  • BAM ban Zii Jia, Jin Wei from international tournaments for two years

    1 day ago

    BAM ban Zii Jia, Jin Wei from international tournaments for two years

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — Top national men’s singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia has been made to pay a high price for quitting the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), who have...

  • PM: Over four million youths aged 18 automatically registered as voters as of Jan 16

    23 hours ago

    PM: Over four million youths aged 18 automatically registered as voters as of Jan 16

    KOTA BARU, Jan 21 — Over four million individuals aged 18 years have been automatically registered as voters as of January 16, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob...

  • Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases breach 4,000-mark

    1 day ago

    Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases breach 4,000-mark

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — Covid-19 infections breached the 4,000-mark for the first time this year after the Ministry of Health logged 4,046 new cases in the last 24 hours. The...

  • Food traders allowed to increase prices but no profiteering, says deputy minister

    1 day ago

    Food traders allowed to increase prices but no profiteering, says deputy minister

    KUCHING, Jan 21 — Following the rising prices of raw materials, food traders are allowed to increase their selling prices as long as there is no element of profiteering, Deputy...

  • Answering critics, Hamzah says MM2H drew 111 new applications in two months despite stricter conditions

    1 day ago

    Answering critics, Hamzah says MM2H drew 111 new applications in two months despite stricter conditions

    PUTRAJAYA, Jan 21 — Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin today rejected criticism that the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme’s latest conditions were too strict,...

  • Umno-PAS cooperation to be discussed after Johor state legislative assembly dissolved, says Tuan Ibrahim

    1 day ago

    Umno-PAS cooperation to be discussed after Johor state legislative assembly dissolved, says Tuan Ibrahim

    SHAH ALAM, Jan 21 — Discussions on whether PAS will be working with Umno in the Johor state election will only be held after the state legislative assembly (DUN) has been...

  • Malaysia proposes to adopt KL joint statement to boost tiger population, says PM

    1 day ago

    Malaysia proposes to adopt KL joint statement to boost tiger population, says PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — Malaysia is proposing to adopt the Kuala Lumpur Joint Statement on Tiger Conservation to recover and boost tiger population in potential tiger habitats...

  • Ministers from tiger range countries reiterate commitment to boost tiger population, adopt KL joint statement

    1 day ago

    Ministers from tiger range countries reiterate commitment to boost tiger population, adopt KL joint statement

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — The ministers and senior officers from 13 Tiger Range Countries (TRCs) have expressed their commitment to saving the wildlife at the Fourth Asia...

  • Penang CM rates administration at 75pc for past three years’ performance

    1 day ago

    Penang CM rates administration at 75pc for past three years’ performance

    GEORGE TOWN, Jan 21 — Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow has given his state administration a performance rating of 75 per cent for the past three years. Speaking to reporters...

  • MoH: Malaysia-Singapore VTL flight, bus tickets back on sale, but quota halved

    1 day ago

    MoH: Malaysia-Singapore VTL flight, bus tickets back on sale, but quota halved

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) has announced the resumption of ticket sales for the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) between Malaysia and Singapore with...

  • Hindu devotees can fulfil vows at Batu Caves Temple until Jan 30

    1 day ago

    Hindu devotees can fulfil vows at Batu Caves Temple until Jan 30

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — The Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple in Batu Caves has ‘opened the door’ for Hindus who did not have the opportunity to fulfil their vows to do so even...

  • Govt has channelled RM20.147b to 357,429 employers through wage subsidy programme, says Finance Minister

    1 day ago

    Govt has channelled RM20.147b to 357,429 employers through wage subsidy programme, says Finance Minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — The government has channelled RM20.147 billion to 357,429 employers through its wage subsidy programme (PSU) that has helped to keep 2,951,854 jobs in an...

  • Housing and Local Government Ministry activates home ownership programme to look at housing ecosystem as a whole

    1 day ago

    Housing and Local Government Ministry activates home ownership programme to look at housing ecosystem as a whole

    PUTRAJAYA, Jan 21 — The Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) is activating the KPKT Home Ownership Programme (HOPE) in a move to look at the housing ecosystem as a...

  • Implementation of extended producer responsibility initiative among solutions to post-consumer waste issues, says minister

    1 day ago

    Implementation of extended producer responsibility initiative among solutions to post-consumer waste issues, says minister

    SHAH ALAM, Jan 21 — The implementation of the mandatory Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) initiative is among the core strategies identified in the Malaysian Plastics...

  • Sarawak to continue with plans to open trade, tourism offices in Brunei, Kalimantan, says state minister

    1 day ago

    Sarawak to continue with plans to open trade, tourism offices in Brunei, Kalimantan, says state minister

    KUCHING, Jan 21 — The Sarawak government will continue its plan to open a Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office in Brunei and Kalimantan, Indonesia after the Covid-19 pandemic...

  • Tok Pa: Economic Planning Unit to lead technical discussion on implementation of Melaka waterfront economic zone

    1 day ago

    Tok Pa: Economic Planning Unit to lead technical discussion on implementation of Melaka waterfront economic zone

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — The Economic Planning Unit (EPU) will lead a discussion session at the technical level to refine the proposed implementation of the Melaka Waterfront...

  • In Johor, search area expands for three foreign nationals missing in boat sinking off Pengerang

    1 day ago

    In Johor, search area expands for three foreign nationals missing in boat sinking off Pengerang

    JOHOR BARU, Jan 21 — The search area for three Indonesian immigrants missing after their boat capsized in the waters of Teluk Ramunia, Pengerang near Kota Tinggi was expanded to...

  • MCA ready for possible Johor polls, says its president

    1 day ago

    MCA ready for possible Johor polls, says its president

    KAMPAR, Jan 21 — MCA, as a Barisan Nasional (BN) component party, is ready to mobilise its election machinery as soon as a state election is called in Johor, its president Datuk...

  • In Kuala Lumpur, pharmacy graduate charged with cheating seven people over sale of Playstation 5

    1 day ago

    In Kuala Lumpur, pharmacy graduate charged with cheating seven people over sale of Playstation 5

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — A pharmacy graduate was today charged in two Magistrates’ Courts on seven counts of cheating and deception involving the sale of Playstation 5 (PS5)...

  • Dr Adham confirms Johor Umno’s leadership to meet tomorrow, silent on agenda amid snap poll rumour

    1 day ago

    Dr Adham confirms Johor Umno’s leadership to meet tomorrow, silent on agenda amid snap poll rumour

    JOHOR BARU, Jan 21 — Johor Umno information chief Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba confirmed today that the party’s state chapter will have a leadership meeting tomorrow. “There...

  • Perak cops ready for Bukit Aman to investigate Manjung police chief over alleged misconduct

    1 day ago

    Perak cops ready for Bukit Aman to investigate Manjung police chief over alleged misconduct

    PADANG RENGAS, Jan 21 — Perak police are ready to get Bukit Aman’s Integrity and Standards Compliance Department (JIPS) to investigate alleged misconduct involving the Manjung...

  • Sabah DAP accuses state reps of quitting ahead of anti-party hopping law

    1 day ago

    Sabah DAP accuses state reps of quitting ahead of anti-party hopping law

    KOTA KINABALU, Jan 21 — Denying any wrongdoing, Sabah DAP chairman Datuk Frankie Poon said that the recent resignations of two state elected representatives was not due to his...

  • Sabah, Sarawak courts to enhance digitalisation effort, says chief judge

    1 day ago

    Sabah, Sarawak courts to enhance digitalisation effort, says chief judge

    KOTA KINABALU, Jan 21 — The courts in Sabah and Sarawak will continue to enhance their digitilisation effort with several initiatives to give better services to the people, said...

  • Tok Pa: Rising inflation rate a global phenomenon

    1 day ago

    Tok Pa: Rising inflation rate a global phenomenon

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — The rising inflation rate is a global phenomenon, caused by supply chain disruptions and rising energy costs, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s...

  • Immigration Dept detain Iranian man believed to be mastermind of document forgery ring

    1 day ago

    Immigration Dept detain Iranian man believed to be mastermind of document forgery ring

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — The Malaysian Immigration Department busted a syndicate involved in forging of documents and international passports following the arrest of an Iranian...

  • Penang DOE opens two investigation papers on fire at Pulau Burung landfill

    1 day ago

    Penang DOE opens two investigation papers on fire at Pulau Burung landfill

    NIBONG TEBAL,  Jan 21 — The Penang Department of Environment (DOE) has opened two investigation papers (IP) against the management of the Pulau Burung landfill, Jalan Byram...

  • Johor cops nab 220 men in JB anti-drug operation

    1 day ago

    Johor cops nab 220 men in JB anti-drug operation

    JOHOR BARU, Jan 21 — Johor police arrested 220 men, including three foreigners, believed to be drug dealers and addicts during an anti-drug operation dubbed Op Tapis at Kampung...

  • In Perlis, unemployed man convicted of murdering lover’s six-year-old son

    1 day ago

    In Perlis, unemployed man convicted of murdering lover’s six-year-old son

    KANGAR, Jan 21 — An unemployed man was sentenced to death by the High Court here today after he was found guilty of murdering a six-year-old boy, who was the son of his lover....